Investigation of Spherical Shell Foundation

by A. K. Sharma, Lect.; Dept. of Struct. Engrg., Malaviya Regional Engrg. Coll., Jaipur (Rajasthan), India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 6, Pg. 489-493

Document Type: Journal Paper


This study investigates the behavior of spherical shells used for the foundation of a water tower. A concrete model was designed based on membrane analysis subjected to uniformly distributed loading. Design procedures are presented and testing methods are described. Conclusions drawn from this experimental study are given.

Subject Headings: Spherical shells | Foundations | Water management | Concrete | Membranes | Load distribution | Load factors

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